History ComicBook / SgtRock

26th Dec '15 9:13:23 PM nombretomado
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During [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the Silver Age]], Sgt. Rock often had {{Crossover}} stories with DC's other recurring war features, including ''TheHauntedTank'', Johnny Cloud, and Mademoiselle Marie. Inevitably, Rock eventually met Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, and other DC superhero characters - sometimes in stories involving time travel, but sometimes with a "present-day" Rock. He even appeared in DC's quintessential CrisisCrossover, ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''.

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During [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the Silver Age]], Sgt. Rock often had {{Crossover}} stories with DC's other recurring war features, including ''TheHauntedTank'', Johnny Cloud, and Mademoiselle Marie. Inevitably, Rock eventually met Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, and other DC superhero characters - sometimes in stories involving time travel, but sometimes with a "present-day" Rock. He even appeared in DC's quintessential CrisisCrossover, ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''.
25th Apr '15 4:33:00 AM moloch
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* ContinuitySnarl: Don't think too hard about "Zany" Bob Haney's ''The Brave & The Bold'' issues where Rock meets Batman in the present day, and how they fit into Rock's broader continuity.



* TheMultiverse: During [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks the Bronze Age]], fans occasionally debated whether Rock's adventures took place on Earth-1, Earth-2, both, or neither.

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* TheMultiverse: During [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks the Bronze Age]], fans occasionally debated whether Rock's adventures took place on Earth-1, Earth-2, both, or neither.
10th Mar '15 9:20:20 PM nombretomado
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* TheMultiverse: During [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks the Bronze Age]], fans occasionally debated whether Rock's adventures took place on Earth-1, Earth-2, both, or neither.

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* TheMultiverse: During [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks the Bronze Age]], fans occasionally debated whether Rock's adventures took place on Earth-1, Earth-2, both, or neither.
30th Jan '14 9:47:09 AM LadyMomus
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''Sgt. Rock'' is a [[PrintLongRunners long-running]] DCComics war feature, set in WorldWarII. The titular character first appeared in ''"Our Army at War''" #81 (April, 1959), created by writer Bob Kanigher and artist Joe Kubert. Rock became DC's most prominent recurring war character, in a genre where one-shot stories with non-recurring characters were the norm.

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''Sgt. Rock'' is a [[PrintLongRunners long-running]] DCComics Creator/DCComics war feature, set in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The titular character first appeared in ''"Our Army at War''" #81 (April, 1959), created by writer Bob Kanigher and artist Joe Kubert. Rock became DC's most prominent recurring war character, in a genre where one-shot stories with non-recurring characters were the norm.



During [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the Silver Age]], Sgt. Rock often had {{Crossover}} stories with DC's other recurring war features, including ''TheHauntedTank'', Johnny Cloud, and Mademoiselle Marie. Inevitably, Rock eventually met Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, and other DC superhero characters - sometimes in stories involving time travel, but sometimes with a "present-day" Rock. He even appeared in DC's quintessential CrisisCrossover, ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''.

[[WordOfGod According to co-creator Bob Kanigher]], Rock died "from the last bullet fired in the last battle on the last day" of fighting in the European Theater of Operations. This "Last Sgt. Rock Story" has never actually been told, but a 2010 story in ''DCUniverseLegacies'' established it as {{Canon}} for the first time.

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During [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the Silver Age]], Sgt. Rock often had {{Crossover}} stories with DC's other recurring war features, including ''TheHauntedTank'', Johnny Cloud, and Mademoiselle Marie. Inevitably, Rock eventually met Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, and other DC superhero characters - sometimes in stories involving time travel, but sometimes with a "present-day" Rock. He even appeared in DC's quintessential CrisisCrossover, ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''.

''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''.

[[WordOfGod According to co-creator Bob Kanigher]], Rock died "from the last bullet fired in the last battle on the last day" of fighting in the European Theater of Operations. This "Last Sgt. Rock Story" has never actually been told, but a 2010 story in ''DCUniverseLegacies'' ''ComicBook/DCUniverseLegacies'' established it as {{Canon}} for the first time.



Sgt. Rock appeared in animated form in the ''JusticeLeague'' episode "The Savage Time." While a live action film version has often been discussed (both Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and BruceWillis were attached at various times), no project ever made it out of DevelopmentHell.

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Sgt. Rock appeared in animated form in the ''JusticeLeague'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "The Savage Time." While a live action film version has often been discussed (both Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and BruceWillis Creator/BruceWillis were attached at various times), no project ever made it out of DevelopmentHell.



* CrisisCrossover: Easy Company was involved in ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. The scene of the Joes attempting to size up Comicbook/SwampThing on the Monitor's satellite was priceless.

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* CrisisCrossover: Easy Company was involved in ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''.''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. The scene of the Joes attempting to size up Comicbook/SwampThing on the Monitor's satellite was priceless.



* GuestStarPartyMember: Thanks to time travel and amnesia, ''{{Superman}}'' was briefly a member of Easy!
* HeHadAName / ThatManIsDead: In ''SgtRock: Between Hell and a Hard Place'', after a soldier lost a comrade in battle, he is upset when Sgt. Rock gives everyone nicknames. He invokes this trope to call in Rock’s apparent callousness. (''He had a name, and worked in a Steel Mill''). Rock then defies this trope it explaining that they are at war, and that war needs them to be other men that they were:

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* GuestStarPartyMember: Thanks to time travel and amnesia, ''{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' was briefly a member of Easy!
* HeHadAName / ThatManIsDead: In ''SgtRock: ''ComicBook/SgtRock: Between Hell and a Hard Place'', after a soldier lost a comrade in battle, he is upset when Sgt. Rock gives everyone nicknames. He invokes this trope to call in Rock’s apparent callousness. (''He had a name, and worked in a Steel Mill''). Rock then defies this trope it explaining that they are at war, and that war needs them to be other men that they were:
23rd Oct '13 6:20:50 AM supergod
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** Of course, General Rock wasn't Rock in that series either. It was hinted to be the still-alive UnknownSoldier.

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** Of course, General Rock wasn't Rock in that series either. It was hinted to be the still-alive UnknownSoldier.ComicBook/UnknownSoldier.
1st Aug '13 10:26:52 PM TVRulezAgain
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During [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the Silver Age]], Sgt. Rock often had {{Crossover}} stories with DC's other recurring war features, including ''TheHauntedTank'', Johnny Cloud, and Mademoiselle Marie. Inevitably, Rock eventually met {{Batman}}, {{Superman}}, and other DC superhero characters - sometimes in stories involving time travel, but sometimes with a "present-day" Rock. He even appeared in DC's quintessential CrisisCrossover, ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''.

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During [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the Silver Age]], Sgt. Rock often had {{Crossover}} stories with DC's other recurring war features, including ''TheHauntedTank'', Johnny Cloud, and Mademoiselle Marie. Inevitably, Rock eventually met {{Batman}}, {{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, and other DC superhero characters - sometimes in stories involving time travel, but sometimes with a "present-day" Rock. He even appeared in DC's quintessential CrisisCrossover, ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''.
30th Jun '12 3:40:41 PM Narutaki2012
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* HeHadAName: In ''SgtRock: Between Hell and a Hard Place'', after a soldier lost a comrade in battle, he is upset when Sgt. Rock gives everyone nicknames. He invokes this trope to call in Rock’s apparent callousness. (''He had a name, and worked in a Steel Mill''). Rock then defies this trope it explaining that they are at war, and that war needs them to be other men that they were:

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* HeHadAName: HeHadAName / ThatManIsDead: In ''SgtRock: Between Hell and a Hard Place'', after a soldier lost a comrade in battle, he is upset when Sgt. Rock gives everyone nicknames. He invokes this trope to call in Rock’s apparent callousness. (''He had a name, and worked in a Steel Mill''). Rock then defies this trope it explaining that they are at war, and that war needs them to be other men that they were:
30th Jun '12 2:55:54 PM suedenim
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--> '''Sargent Rock:''' ''"Look... [[ThatManIsDead who you were, you left stateside. You're lucky, you'll get to be that person again. In Easy, who we are now is all that matters.]] [[WarIsHell This war,]] [[MoralEventHorizon you're gonna do some things the person you were might find damn hard to live with]]. So I'm doing him a favor, and leavin' 'im home."''

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--> '''Sargent '''Sergeant Rock:''' ''"Look... [[ThatManIsDead who you were, you left stateside. You're lucky, you'll get to be that person again. In Easy, who we are now is all that matters.]] [[WarIsHell This war,]] [[MoralEventHorizon you're gonna do some things the person you were might find damn hard to live with]]. So I'm doing him a favor, and leavin' 'im home."''
30th Jun '12 12:07:41 PM Narutaki2012
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--> '''Sargent Rock:''' ''"Look... who you were, you left stateside. You're lucky, you'll get to be that person again. In Easy, who we are now is all that matters. [[WarIsHell This war,]] [[MoralEventHorizon you're gonna do some things the person you were might find damn hard to live with]]. So I'm doing him a favor, and leavin' 'im home."''

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--> '''Sargent Rock:''' ''"Look... [[ThatManIsDead who you were, you left stateside. You're lucky, you'll get to be that person again. In Easy, who we are now is all that matters. ]] [[WarIsHell This war,]] [[MoralEventHorizon you're gonna do some things the person you were might find damn hard to live with]]. So I'm doing him a favor, and leavin' 'im home."''
30th Jun '12 12:05:13 PM Narutaki2012
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* HeHadAName: In ''SgtRock: Between Hell and a Hard Place'', after a soldier lost a comrade in battle, he is upset when Sgt. Rock gives everyone nicknames. He invokes this trope to call in Rock’s apparent callousness. (''He had a name, and worked in a Steel Mill''). Rock then defies this trope it explaining that they are at war, and that war needs them to be other men that they were:
--> '''Sargent Rock:''' ''"Look... who you were, you left stateside. You're lucky, you'll get to be that person again. In Easy, who we are now is all that matters. [[WarIsHell This war,]] [[MoralEventHorizon you're gonna do some things the person you were might find damn hard to live with]]. So I'm doing him a favor, and leavin' 'im home."''
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